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Thrashers Need To Make A Name For Themselves

from Terence Moore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

The Thrashers have no identity. Not good, because all significant teams have an identity. When Martin Brodeur is healthy in goal, the New Jersey Devils project themselves as a steel wall on defense. The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals are whatever their stars (Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, respectively) want them to be on offense at that moment.

Oh, and the Detroit Red Wings are just the NHL’s Big Red Machine.

The Thrashers? Well, they do wear those red sweaters for games against Southeast Division foes. It’s a start, I guess.

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Could We See The NHL On ESPN Again…

...according to Al Strachan on the HNIC Hot Stove tonight, yes we will.  Al said everyone within the NHL wants it except maybe Bettman, who hammered out the deal with Versus.

Milbury chimed in about NBC and said the NHL decides on their option year next season and they could be gone too.

But do remember, next season is an Olympic year, so who knows what will go on with NBC.

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Patrick Roy & Wendel Clark Ceremonies

Tonight, Patrick Roy is standing on the podium in Montreal accepting the great honor of witnessing his number being retired by the Canadiens.  We’ll add his acceptance speech to this post later (assuming it becomes available) as well as a couple more photos. A special night for Habs fans, without a doubt.

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*image is a screenshot from the CBC broadcast of Roy at the podium tonight

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Tonight was also a special night in Toronto where Wendel Clark also saw his number retired. I thought I’d include a few images from that ceremony on this same post. You’ll find them below.

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Not Happy With The Suspension Length Of Mottau

from Chris Botta of NYI Point Blank,

Two games for Mottau. Laughable…

The Islanders, on the other hand, prefaced their comments with the poetry of “I know Mike Mottau and Mike Mottau is not a dirty player…” Please. As Don La Greca said so eloquently on our radio show, “What a bunch of garbage. He is now”!

Would you ever hear Arbour say that? Would you ever hear the Red Wings, Devils or Bob Gainey’s Canadiens testify for the character of a player who ran down one of their players? What NHL team would have gone away as quietly as the Islanders did last night? I’m the first to admit I’ve never fully grasped the enforcer concept, but I can also tell you I never saw what I saw in the final ten minutes in New Jersey last night.

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added 7:16pm, from Greg Logan of On the Islanders Beat,

Devils defenseman Mike Mottau received two games from the NHL for his elbow to the head of Islanders center Frans Nielsen Friday night at the Prudential Center. Nielsen received 8-12 weeks on the injured list—a span of up to 36 games—from Mottau’s reckless action.

The uneven hand of NHL justice strikes again.

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NHL and Technology

Earlier today, Forechecker pointed to an interview that Sharkspage posted with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis.  I wanted to reference the interview here on the main KK Hockey feed as well, just in case anyone missed the earlier post. It’s really a fascinating read for anyone interested in the issues of technology and media as it pertains to the NHL.

Leonsis provides a great deal of detail about how the league does—and will—utilize technology to support its business model. In his words:

“We lifted up [our business enterprise], put the internet underneath, and then slammed it back down so it is the powerplant the pretty much drives everything that we do.”

Read the rest here.

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  Tags: media, technology, ted+leonsis

Five Years Ago

On Nov. 22, 2003, the Canadiens and Oilers braved sub-zero temperatures for an outdoor hockey extravaganza. Here’s a look back at this historic event!

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Florida Places Belak On Waivers

via George Richard of On Frozen Pond,

...just got word that enforcer Wade Belak was placed on waivers today.

Belak signed a two-year deal with the Panthers during the offseason but hasn’t seen much playing time this season.

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Morrow Shocked By Knee Injury

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog,

Brenden Morrow spoke to the media at the morning skate, and said he was stunned when he found out that an awkward fall in Thursday’s game would keep him out for six months with a torn ACL in his right knee.

“I’m a little bit shocked,” he said. “I don’t really feel that bad. I kind of expected a game or two, and the six months recovery kind of caught me off guard.

“I’m walking around here today and can’t really believe it, he added. “I can walk fine, how can’t I play?”

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Saturday Hockey Talk

Inside Hockey

The Inside Hockey Radio Show this week features host James Murphy with Conor McKenna of TEAM 990 broadcasting live from Montreal.  They’ll be joined by guests Michael Farber (Sports Illustrated), Brian Daccord (Stop It Goaltending) and Raphaël Doucet (Le Hockey Magazine).

The show is on the air from 2-4pm ET on NHL Hockey Ice XM 204 and on TEAM 990.  You can call in at 1-877-645-6696 or email radio@insidehockey.com.

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Live from Wayne Gretzky’s

After Inside Hockey, at 4pm ET you can tune into Live From Wayne Gretzky’s.  This week, hosts Gord Stellick & Troy Murray talk to Pat Burns, Wendel Clark, Phil Esposito, Pat Quinn, Russ Courtnall and Mike Van Ryn.

The show can be heard online or by local radio via these stations:  XM 204 NHL Home Ice, Fan 590, Team 990, Team 1040 and others.

 

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  Tags: inside+hockey, media

24 Teams Hit The Ice

Twelve games today, starting at 2pm ET when the Canucks take on the Penguins.

Some great match-ups and don’t forget about the pre-game ceremonies in Toronto and Montreal, where the Leafs will honor Wendel Clark and the Canadiens will do the same with Patrick Roy.

View today’s schedule below…

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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